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Full text of "Flora Indica Vol-I"

24                                    FLOBA INDICA.                   [Ranunculacea.
12. A. narcissiflora (L. Sp. 768) ; foliis palmatim 5-sectis, seg-
meutis cuneatis profunde incisis, laciniis angustis, involucralibus 3-5
tridentatis vel incisis, floribus umbeilatis, acheniis ovalibus late alatis
stylo oblique rostratis.—DC. Syat.i. 212, Prod. i. 21 ; Ledtb. II.Ross.
i. 18. A. umbellata, mild.; DC. Syst. L 213, Prod. i. 22; Deless. Ic.
sel. i. t. 18.
. HA.B. In montibus Kashmir borealis versus Gares, WinterlQttom!—
(Fl. Jul.) (v. s.)
DISTEIB. In alpibus Europae medise et australis, Asise temperalee
et Americas bor. occid.
Planta pedalis, sericea vel glabriuscnla. Folia longe petiolata, diametro 2-polli-
caria, ad basin usque secta, segmentis inciso-lobatis linearibus vel oblongis obtnsis
vel acutis, plerumque adpresse sericeis. Pedunculi nndi, abbreviati, uniflori, rarius
elongati. Sepala 5, elliptica, |—| poll, longa.
The specimen of this species, which was collected by Mr. Winter-bottom, is in no
way different from some forms of the European plant, which is evidently very vari-
able. The lobes of the leaves are, however, less deeply cat, and the teeth not so-
narrow, as in the ordinary state. It is very silky, and in so for belongs to the var.
villosissima of DO., or the var. 5, led, 1. c.
18. A* Jiolyanthes (Don, Prod. 194); foliis remformi-cordatis
5—7-lobis, segmentis trilobis grosse crenatis, involucri foliis 3-5 tri-
lobis, lobis varie inciso-crenatis, pedunculis subquinis unifloris vel um-
bellatim multifloris interdum decompositis, involucellis incisis vel tri-
lobis, acheniis ovalibus stylo subulato oblique rostratis late alatis.—A.
longisoapa, Wall. Cat. 4691! A. villosa, Boyk! Ill 52. A. obtusi-
loba, UndL BoL Reg. 1844, t. 65,.^ A. Govaniana, 16. ^.45, non
TPalL nee Don,. A. scaposa, HMgew! Linn. Tr. xx. 27/
HAB. In Himalaya interiori, alt. 10-12,000 ped.: Ki^htwar! Kana-
werl Garhwal! Kumaon! Nipal! Sikkim!—(PL Jun, J'ul.) (v. v)
Ptanta 1-2-pedalis, aericeo-pilosa, pilis plerumque patentibus. Folia ssepius
longe petiolata, 3-6 uncias kta, ultra medium vel fere ad basin lobata. Scapi VEdidi,
erecti, foliis longipres. Lwolucri folia magnitudine valde varia, 1-2-uncialia,
PeduncuK nnnc aniflbri, involucro b'reviores vel longiores, nunc elongati umbellatim
decompositi. Sepala 4-5, ^-f -uncialia, alba, eitus-adpresse sericea vel subglabra.
Ovaria glabra vel parce pilosa. Achenia \ unciam. looga.
This is much.larger and stouter titan the last species, to which, however, it is so
nearly allied that future observations may render it necessary to unite them. The
umbels of A. narcisaiflora are occasionally compound, and those of the present
species arc not always so; so that tjie shape of the leaves is the only valid mark of
distinction, and that, as we know, is a very variable character in this genus. The
discovery by Mr. Winterbottom of A. tutrcissljtorat L., in Kashmir, throws still more
doubt oil the distinctness of this species.
14. A. tetrasepala (Royle! 111. 53); foliis reniformi- vel rotun-
dato-cordatis 5-lobis vel 5-partitis, segineutis plerunique acutis inte-
gris vel trilobis argute subduplicato-serratis, involucro ssepius maximo
3-4-phyllo, foliis basf augustatis late obovato-cuneatis trilobis, lobis*
argute dentatis, pedunculis umbellatim decompositis, acheniis oblongis
late alatis stylo arete deflexo terniiuatis.